Acts of Deception

by Rose Ameser Bannigan



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/27/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 444
ISBN : 9781467044356
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 444
ISBN : 9781467044370

About the Book

ABOUT THE BOOK Human trafficking—gun running—women using men for money and revenge. Realizing her philandering husband, Martin Gregory, wants a divorce to marry someone else, Jennifer Gregory seduces Mark Masters, her husband’s look alike. while on business in the Blue Ridge Mountains. With Martin’s political connections, she is certain he could negate their prenuptial agreement, leaving her penniless. However a proviso states that if a child is born during their marriage, it would be impossible to negate the agreement.. Much to her delight, Alex was born nine months later, paternity unknown. The woman Martin subsequently weds, Amelia Palmer, a glamorous Hong Kong beauty, marries him planning to take over his international import-export business to enrich herself using illicit activities and eventually leave him to marry her Hong Kong Corsican lover, a major partner in her scheme. Jennifer and Alex, threatened by Martin’s adversaries, retreat to her Ohio home town for several years. Eventually she returns to her Virginia home, hoping all threats are past. However, she cannot forget her one night of passion, nor can her lover, although neither knows the other’s name. Martin discovers Amelia’s plan and tries to disentangle her from his company and his life. He also realizes he still loves Jennifer and hopes to win her back and become a father to Alex. However, Amelia has different plans and connives to counter his plans. Also, by accident Jennifer encounters her Blue Ridge lover who wants to marry her and lay claim to Alex. Although she realizes she loves him, Jennifer is conflicted: should she follow her heart or not involve him in her current situation? Attempts on Alex’s life, coupled with the realization of Martin’s company involvement in importing young Asian women for prostitution and gun running to Mexico brings chaos and death.

About the Author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR An avid reader, writing fiction has always been one of Rose Bannigan’s goals. This is her fourth novel. Her three previous novels, The Snowstorm Murders, Riddle of the Five Buddhas and The Purloined Encryption Caper, were also published by AuthorHouse. Rose Bannigan worked for the Central Intelligence Agency in Washington, DC and Germany. Because of an evolving interest in Asia and international economic and social development, she joined The Asia Foundation and served in their San Francisco, New York and Afghanistan offices. Her assignment in the Foundation’s office in Kabul led to travel in India, Pakistan and other parts of Asia as well as the Middle East. After leaving that Foundation, she joined the staff of the National Academy of Sciences which was becoming more involved in scientific collaborations with developing countries. Assigned to their international office, she concentrated on staffing and managing collaborative scientific programs whose activities involved travel to the Middle East, Africa and Asia as well as extensive report writing and editing of scientific studies and reports on many aspects of development. She was mainly responsible for developing and administering scientific and technical programs in Indonesia and Thailand for over ten years. A native of Ohio, she currently lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband, John, a lecturer and writer on Asian affairs. They still travel abroad and spend time at their vacation homes in Southern Shores, North Carolina and in Hampshire County, West Virginia.